St Luke's Church, Erleigh Road, Reading July 9th 2022 I was born in 1951. Between 1955 and 1970 I grew up in 36 Hatherley Road, Reading. Between 1970 and 2017 I lived there periodically. During all those years, the Hatherley Road area – bounded by Cemetery Junction to the north, Palmer Park to the east, Whiteknights Park to the south, Redlands Road to the west – was my home. Even when living elsewhere, I always regarded No. 36 and the surrounding ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City » District Two The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
I've been teaching English for 48 years - in England, Egypt, Tanzania, Argentina, Venezuela, Ghana and now Vietnam. At 70, I'm still going strong and have no wish to retire. I enjoy my job, which gives me plenty of time to relax and travel. In toto, I've visited 68 countries. I'm married to a Vietnamese woman and have been living in Ho Chi Minh City since 2001.
Outside of work I am a chess fanatic (Tanzanian National Champion in 1991), devotee of blues and jazz music, imbiber of fine malt whiskies (especially from Islay), bibliophile (Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy, Brian Moore, Philip Larkin, Di... full info